Dragon Ball Super Screened for Thousands Across Latin America

Large crowds gathered together to watch Episode 130.

Thousands of Dragon Ball Super fans gathered together to watch the 130th episode of the hit series streamed publicly in cities across Latin America, and it appears some of these screenings may have been held without the authorization of Toei Animation.

Prior to the release of Episode 130, Toei Animation released the following statement:

To the viewers and fans of Dragon Ball.

We have become aware of the plans to exhibit episode # 130 of our series Dragon Ball Super in stadiums, plazas, and public places throughout Latin America.

Toei Animation has not authorized these public showings and does not support or sponsor any of these events nor does Toei Animation or any of our titles endorse any institution exhibiting the unauthorized episode.

In an effort to support copyright laws, to protect the work of thousands of persons and many labor sectors, we request that you please enjoy our titles at the official platforms and broadcasters and not support illegal screenings that incite piracy.

Sincerely,

Toei Animation Inc.

As reported by Anime News Network, an outdoor public livestream hosted by the government in Machala, Ecuador pulled in a crowd of over 10,000 viewers. Footage of the event, courtesy of Twitter user Oppai Senpai, can be seen below:

Public screenings were held in a few other Ecuadorian cities, as well as locations in Mexico and other cities across Latin America. Reddit user rijapega compiled a list of the various locations, along with links to footage from the public events.

Exit Theatre Mode

As noted by Kotaku, Twitter user Kaleb shared a photo of a letter reportedly sent to a Mexican governor from the Embassy of Japan in Mexico regarding its plans to publicly screen the final two episodes of Dragon Ball Super:

While some screenings were reportedly canceled after failing to get authorization from Toei Animation, Armando Cabada, the independent Municipal President-elect of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, was reportedly able to gain permission to publicly screen the episode after negotiations with Crunchyroll and Toei Animation.

Exit Theatre Mode

Dragon Ball Super will come to a conclusion (at least for now) when Episode 131 airs in less than a week. In the meantime, read IGN’s review of Dragon Ball Super Episode 130 to find out why we found it to be “an incredible spectacle from beginning to end.”

Alex Osborn is a freelance writer for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @alexcosborn.

SOURCE: IGN.com

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